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      Volume 7, Number 2, Second Quarter 2005
 

China’s Economic Emergence

China is no longer the sleeping giant of yore. The country is showing its rapidly growing economic clout especially in the trade arena, where it has become the world’s third-largest trading nation.
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Challenges Loom Large for Southeastern
Textile Producers and Cotton Growers

Southeastern textiles and cotton have seen their once-dominant positions weakened. How these longtime mainstays of the regional economy fare in the future depends on how well they adjust to the global marketplace.

Putting a Name with a Face:
Community Banks Count on
Customer Service

Despite some dire predictions, community banks have not been driven out of the market by megabanks. On the contrary, their personalized services and attention to their customers’ needs have allowed them to thrive.